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« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2008, 01:26:32 PM »

Man, makes me wanna get out there and do what you did, Opus....not like anyone could have so many things go right in one trip.

Great report, thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it!!
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« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2008, 10:47:45 AM »

Opus, you are my hero.  It's true.
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« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2008, 11:42:01 AM »

 Hail

I actually forgot to breathe for a minute there. What a ride! Glad it all worked out for you.
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« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2008, 03:29:50 PM »

"While I was waiting I had time to reflect on my new friendship with Brianne.  The fact that we were now friends was pretty amazing, really.  Think about it.  Two people who donít know each other set out on first-time motorcycle adventures from towns that are 2500 miles apart.  They both end up in the tiny town of Montrose, Colorado of all places.  Brianne just happens to ride by my hotel the night of the meet dinner and see 60 or 70 bikes parked out front.  We meet each other the next morning for the first time and end up riding together for 1000 miles over the next four days.  How can you ever expect something like that to happen?  Iíd like to officially thank Fate for the chance to make such a good friend."

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Thanks for reposting! It was a real treat to read & a great pictures.  Bigok When are you planning another road trip with Brianne?
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« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2008, 04:42:16 PM »


When are you planning another road trip with Brianne?
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We were talking about it just a few days ago, actually.  She's so damn busy all the time, though, between auto-cross, rally racing and planning for running on the Bonneville Salt Flats again in August.  No time for poor opus...   Lol

She might be up in Washington sometime this summer for a race, so we might run into each other.  She uses a very light pencil for her calendar, not a pen.   Razz
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« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2008, 05:44:10 PM »


ST.N's greatest ride report evar resurfaces!


Absolutely.

Jeebus - I still remember getting passed up by you guys.  BCorn first - that XX so f**king quiet I didn't even hear the motor - just a SNICK as she ripped the air apart, going by me doing, what, 140?  I know we were going about 80, and I felt like my bike had stopped dead.  Then a noise which was much less Snicky, more throaty roar, as the VFR + Opus flew by (And who said penguins can't fly?).  I kinda made a "huminahuminahumina" noise inside my head, shook it off, and kept goin.

The Where's Opus thread was frightening, but I had visions of you and B riding down through Mexico just a heartbeat ahead of the Federales for some reason.
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« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2008, 05:56:25 PM »




Absolutely.

Jeebus - I still remember getting passed up by you guys.  BCorn first - that XX so f**king quiet I didn't even hear the motor - just a SNICK as she ripped the air apart, going by me doing, what, 140?  I know we were going about 80, and I felt like my bike had stopped dead.  Then a noise which was much less Snicky, more throaty roar, as the VFR + Opus flew by (And who said penguins can't fly?).  I kinda made a "huminahuminahumina" noise inside my head, shook it off, and kept goin.

The Where's Opus thread was frightening, but I had visions of you and B riding down through Mexico just a heartbeat ahead of the Federales for some reason.


Haha.  I totally remember that.  I also remember having a "What the hell am I doing here?  I don't act like this..." moment as I looked over at everyone.  I could feel the "Oh man, he's gonna end up in pieces and doesn't even know it yet" vibes flowing over from everyone.   Lol  I was actually really embarassed during that pass.
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« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2008, 06:19:53 PM »

Damn Opus the explanation make for an even more exciting read! Bigok Thanks again!
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« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2008, 07:54:23 PM »

I read this report back in the day, and told myself I didn't need to read it again. Busy at work and all that...
But damn, I couldn't resist and it was even better this time around!

I think to get THE ultimate ride report, we gotta send Opus, Mookie and Orson out together.
I'd like to tag along... Lol
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« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2010, 03:48:47 PM »

*mid-winter bump!!!!*
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« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2010, 11:17:24 PM »

I'm fairly new around here so this is my first read through of this terrific ride report.  Dude, you ROCK!!  What a great adventure.  You and the girl still getting together sometimes?  Any chance of romance?
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« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2010, 08:49:14 AM »


I'm fairly new around here so this is my first read through of this terrific ride report.  Dude, you ROCK!!  What a great adventure.  You and the girl still getting together sometimes?  Any chance of romance?


Opus went home to his wife, where is still happily married. He just might post again some day!  Thumbsup
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« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2010, 10:48:17 AM »


*mid-winter bump!!!!*


This is just what I needed as I'm all snowed in.   Bigok

Great report!
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« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2010, 05:01:00 PM »




This is just what I needed as I'm all snowed in.   Bigok

Great report!


+1! Great read!!

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« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2010, 05:55:32 PM »




Opus went home to his wife, where is still happily married. He just might post again some day!  Thumbsup


I seem to remember a different ending - involving surgery and a divorce? Headscratch
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« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2010, 06:16:27 PM »




I seem to remember a different ending - involving surgery and a divorce? Headscratch


Yeah, I may be wrong Shrug
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« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2010, 08:48:10 PM »




I seem to remember a different ending - involving surgery and a divorce? Headscratch


That sounds like what I recall...
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« Reply #57 on: February 08, 2010, 08:36:19 AM »


Day Six

(Part Two)


Here are a few more shots of the mountain and the waterfall.  It looks like thereís a road crisscrossing itís way up the slope as well.



[Telluride]




There actually is a jeep trail that comes down off one of the moutains there into Telluride.  That may have been the road you were seeing.

And it looks like Bcorn is using her fairings as peg scrappers in some of those shots I didn't think a Blackbird had that much ground clearnace lol.

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I don't know if he figured he had a hard case to prove or what, but he grudgingly went along with that.  He said he had clocked me doing 86 in a 55 for sure.  I agreed that I had been going that fast and wasn't arguing about that.  Then he said that he would send me a ticket in the mail for 86 in a 55 and remove the warrant.  I said that was very fair and that I would pay it with no issues, and thanked him.  Then we hung up.


Sounds like he was blowing smoke to me cause I'm not even sure if a deputy can issue or revoke warrants.  I thought that was something a magistrate or judge had to issue.  
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« Reply #58 on: February 08, 2010, 09:45:47 AM »




There actually is a jeep trail that comes down off one of the moutains there into Telluride.  That may have been the road you were seeing.

 


Yes, Black Bear Pass.  Kind of infamous in the area as the toughest trail in the San Juans.  Rental jeeps forbidden to be taken on it.  One way only, down into Telluride from US550.

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« Reply #59 on: February 08, 2010, 11:21:25 AM »




I seem to remember a different ending - involving surgery and a divorce? Headscratch


Hehe.  Yes, the divorce was in the works before I even left for the trip.  I got home and moved out within a few days.  Bcorn and I are still good friends, but romance wasn't really in the mix.  She's a great girl, but she's too crazy for me.   Lol  She found herself a boyfriend that loves racing and rally cars as much as she does.  I have a wonderful girlfriend that wants to ride with me as soon as we can work out the finances, either on her own bike or on the back of a GS with me.  I'll be bringing her to WCRMs down the road.  =)
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